University of New Orleans to Use Grant for Cybersecurity Lab

August 25, 2014

A University of New Orleans faculty member has been awarded a $300,000 grant to set up a cybersecurity lab.

Computer science professor Vassil Roussev received the 2-year grant by the National Science Foundation.

The university plans to establish a self-contained cybersecurity lab. Students will install special software on their laptops enabling them to download different scenarios and try to solve simulated cybersecurity problems.

UNO is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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